Eastern Province
Historic Site

Aqeer Castle - Eastern Province

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Aqeer Castle, Uqair Beach Road Saudi Arabia
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Description

Located on the Uqair beach, 70 km northeast of the oasis of Al-Hasa, Aqeer castle is an ancient fort of Islamic origin in Saudi Arabia. It is still unknown how old the fort actually is. Some people have linked the fort to the ancient city of Gerrha, which was mentioned in Greek and Roman sources.

History and Architecture

The fort is estimated to be at least 300 years old, and it is unclear who actually built it, but it is most popularly known to have hosted King Abdul Aziz when he came to conquer what we now know as Saudi Arabia. Inside the castle, giant pillars stand in the courtyard on one side, with small rooms built on the other. 

The fort is fortified by a stone rampart which is topped with mud bricks. It has arched entrances, large and narrow wooden windows, and vaulted stone floors. There is also a market from the Ottoman era adjacent to the fort, whereas to the opposite of the fort are remnants of an ancient seaport which is believed to be one of the very first seaports in the Arabian peninsula

 

Location

Aqeer Castle, Uqair Beach Road Saudi Arabia

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Wisnu Abu Hilmy

Wisnu Abu Hilmy

12/24/2021 16:48

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I have visited on the friday morning but unable to enter inside it is locked . I dont know who responsible for the key
Save Soul

Save Soul

10/11/2021 20:47

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The fort was closed. Nice location. However no developments are done. This location is perfect for tourism.
Tobias Liebl

Tobias Liebl

09/15/2021 08:20

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Currently closed - no infrastructure for tourists yet. But the place has potential
Abdulazizexplore

Abdulazizexplore

06/04/2021 20:36

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The castle is close but the area good
akhil kumar

akhil kumar

05/26/2021 04:14

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The castle it self is a nice spot but it is not maintained well and it is dirty. Hope they can maintain the area and renovate into a tourist spot
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